Mast Cell Activation Treatment

While we do not currently know what causes MCAS, there are effective ways of controlling it. Reducing and aggressively managing the inflammation involved in MCAS is a critical first step before treating chronic infections.


In our practice, we get the best results when a MCAS patient addresses their dietary triggers prior to incorporating any stabilizing medications or supplements. The diet helps to drive down the inflammation initially to allow the stabilizers to be more effective.

Dietary intervention is the first essential step where one would eliminate:

  • High histamine foods

  • Leftovers

  • Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kim-chi, yogurt and kombucha

Mast Cell Stabilizers

After several weeks of dietary management, one may add one or more of several mast cell stabilizers that are available including: antihistamines, cromolyn sodium, ketotifen, quercetin and other nasal compounds.

Mast Cell Drivers

Although diet and mast cell stabilizers can manage MCAS symptoms, they still doesn’t address the driving force behind the condition.

As we continue to learn more, we are finding various factors drive this exaggerated immune response including:

  • Exposure to water damaged buildings

  • Exposure to EMFs

  • Emotional Stress

  • Chronic infections including Parasites

  • Environmental toxins and heavy metals

In our treatment of Autism, Lyme and Mold patients, evaluation and treatment of MCAS has become a cornerstone of proper treatment. Once the inflammation has been contained, we are able to implement successful protocols with greater ease.

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